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Author Guidelines

Research: Academic research and analysis papers (6000 words maximum)

Commentary: Media industry insights, developments and practice (1500-3000 wds)

Frontline: A new journalism as research section (up to 7000 words combined as an in-depth journalism article and a scholarly exegesis)

Reviews: Books, films, online developments, multimedia (800-1500 wds)

Noted section – short reviews (300-350 wds)
(Reviews and Noted are commissioned by the Reviews Editor)

Forum: Letters, brief commentaries (up to 800 wds)

Pacific Journalism Review Style Guide:


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. When uploading a final copy of an accepted article for publication, all tables, graphics and illustrations must be supplied as independent high resolution (300 dpi) .tif or .jpg images with file names corresponding to the embedded place holder within the article text. There is a limit of five tables per article.

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